Topic: Albert James Fred Berry

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From research done in 2009 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Albert James Fred Berry

Date of Birth: 28 April 1888
Serial number: 23/362
Occupation before enlistment: Schoolmaster
First known rank: Sergeant
Embarkation date: 9 October 1915
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation unit: B Company
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion
Rank last held: Second Lieutenant
Place of death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Biographical notes:

Hereworth School, Havelock North, staff member from 1909 to 1914.

Obituary: Wairarapa Daily Times, 27 October 1917.

Lieutenant A.J.F. Berry, formerly stipendiary lay-reader in St. Matthew's Church at Masterton, has been killed in action.

Student researcher: Millicent Basher




Albert James Fred Berry

First Names:Albert James Fred
Last Name:Berry
Place of Birth:Stoke, Devonport, UK